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November 2022

Vol. 227 / No. 4

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an american flag stands to the left next to a crucifix with light coming from behind it, a bronze statue of Jesus is to the right
Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.October 13, 2022

While it is immensely helpful, even necessary, one does not need to have a specifically Christian hope in order to find any hope in politics. We need only look to our national history.

joe biden stands while giving his speech on maga republicans, the background behind him is red with an american flag
Politics & Society Your Take
Our readersOctober 13, 2022

While welcoming Mr. Biden’s message, Matt Malone, S.J., argued that it did little to sway Americans who voted for Donald Trump in 2020. Here are readers' responses.

for an article on synodality, pope francis stands in front of a group of young people giving a speech
Faith Editorials
The EditorsOctober 13, 2022

We should not be surprised when any notion of the church as a perfect society is not embraced by people who have real wounds and struggles.

Photo by Andy Feliciotti on Unsplash
Politics & Society Short Take
Robert David SullivanSeptember 16, 2022

Republicans were as likely as Democrats to say that democracy is in trouble. Does this mean we have achieved a consensus without realizing it?

Jeremy Myers, left, of the Aids Healthcare Foundation delivers water to Shaun Brown in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022. A recent flood worsened Jackson's longstanding water system problems. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeSeptember 14, 2022

America’s water systems have been neglected and underfunded for decades. Jackson, Miss., and other mostly Black communities are among the first to face the consequences.

people standing around a large pride flag of many colors in belgium in may 2018
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 20, 2022

Belgian bishops have created a prayer liturgy for same-sex couples, which cites Pope Francis' "The Joy of Love," and states that same-sex relationships can be a source of joy.

The Dorothy Day Staten Island Ferry arrives in New York for final preparation before her first commuter run on Nov. 8, the Catholic Worker co-founder’s 125th birthday. Photos by Kevin Clarke.
Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeSeptember 20, 2022

Dorothy Day famously never wanted to be called a saint; how might she have responded to the idea of having a Staten Island ferry named after her?